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Rogue SUP Recaps The 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge

The 2015 Naish Columbia Gorge paddle challenge was bigger than ever this year as elite and amateur athletes alike came together to conquer the Gorge. Conditions were harsh over the weekend as the winds weren't as strong as many would have hoped and nearby fires created a lot of smoke in the air causing for a strenuous time for the athletes.

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5 Tips For First Time SUP Racers

When preparing for your very first SUP race it's important to be prepared and know what to expect from your first experience. To give you some insight on what you need to do to get ready for your first paddle board race, we caught up with some of the best SUP racing pros out there to get you some tips. Here are the top five tips for first time SUP racers:

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This Weekend's Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge 2015 Expected To Be Epic

The 5th Annual Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge scheduled for this weekend August 22-23, 2015 will feature a weekend of exciting Stand Up Paddle Board Racing. This event will draw recreational and professional competitors from around the world including the continental U.S., Hawaii, Canada, and Australia.

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Honscheid and Grant Win 19th Annual Molokai To Oahu In Challenging Conditions

The 19th edition of the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board World Championships (M2O) once again provided another exciting year of the legendary Ka'iwi Channel crossing on Sunday July 26, 2015. With surprise drop-outs and intense battles throughout the race, it was none other than Sonni Hoenscheid and Travis Grant who claimed the well-deserved victory in the harsh and challenging conditions.

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19th Annual Molokai To Oahu Paddle Board World Championships Pre-Event Breakdown

The 19th edition of the Molokai to Oahu Paddle Board World Championships (M2O) is ready to kickoff another exciting year of the legendary Ka'iwi Channel crossing on Sunday July 26, 2015. The 32-mile M2O race was first founded in 1997 and has grown from a grassroots challenge for local athletes to a world class event in prone paddle boarding and standup paddle boarding.

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2015 Payette River Games TV Broadcast

In case you missed the television broadcast of the 2015 Payette River Games you're in luck because we've got the video broadcast here for you! Watch this full replay of the Payette River Games TV broadcast that aired on CBS Sports Network.

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How To Do A Cross Bow Backside Turn On A Paddle Board

The Cross Bow backside turn is one that should be in everybody's repertoire as it's a really functional maneuver because of it's relatively quick execution and it's support in down-the-line surfing. Here, Sean Poynter gives us a breakdown on how to properly execute the Cross Bow backside turn on a paddle board.

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How To Get Out Of A Wave On Your Paddle Board

As much as getting into a wave is important to SUP surfing, getting out of a wave can be just as critical. Knowing the ways to get out of a wave can help you avoid running into objects, get you back out to the lineup quicker, and instill more confidence in your agility among the waves.

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How To Do A Frontside Cutback On Your Paddleboard

Now that you've gotten comfortable getting in and out of the waves on your paddleboard and are a master at catching them, you're now ready to start progressing even further and adding some tricks into your bag. Starboard and FCS SUP athlete Sean Poynter lays out some tips on how to do a frontside cutback on your standup paddleboard. When doing a frontside cutback there are a few key motions that you need to do in order to successfully execute one and here, Sean lays them all out on the table. Here are his words of advice:

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Supconnect Awards 2014 Winners

Better late than never right? In preparation for the exciting launch of the 2015 Supconnect Awards, here we announce the winners for the 2014 Supconnect Awards. Now before diving into it, here are a few things to know about the Supconnect Awards.

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How To Get Back On Your Paddle Board After Falling

Falling off of your paddle board is going to happen at some point or another when paddle boarding. It can be troublesome to get back on your SUP after falling if done incorrectly. Luckily, we have SUP expert Sean Poynter to help us with a few tips on how to get back up after we've fallen. Here are some tips from Starboard SUP and FCS SUP athlete Sean Poynter:

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Payette River Games 2015 Wrap Up

After a wild three days of competing in Cascade, Idaho, the Payette River Games have wrapped up. As an event that attracts open ocean racers and world class surfers to river whitewater, PRG is a celebration of elite stand up paddling diversity. Read the wrap up and results from the 2015 PRGs here.

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Who To Watch For On The 2015 Stand Up World Series

With a wealth of talent and a winter of training under their belt, the performance level from the world's best is sky rocketing as we anticipate the tightest competition yet on the 2015 Stand Up World Series.

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FCS SUP’s Zane Schweitzer Finds Success At Home and Abroad

The FCS SUP athletes have been busy as of late jet-setting across the globe and finding themselves atop the podium for their efforts. Maui’s Zane Schweitzer recently travelled to Tahiti where he competed in the Sapinus Pro, the second stop on the 2015 Stand Up World Tour.

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Summer SUP Fun On A Longboard Shape

Supconnect contributor Haywood Newkirk dives into teaching us all about longboard shapes on our stand up paddle boards and how to get started sup surfing on one. Check it out!

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How To Carry and Store Your SUP Leash

It's important to store your gear correctly so that you have a nice life span of your gear as well as having a benefit to your performance out in the water. Here, Sean Poynter gives us a few tips on how to properly store your leash when not in use. See Sean's tips below and his tips to keep in mind when storing your leash.

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How To Paddle Through Whitewater

Paddling through the waves on your paddle board can be a difficult task if not done properly. Luckily, two-time International Surfing Association (ISA) World Stand Up Paddleboard Surf Champion, Sean Poynter, gives us tips on how to successfully paddle through whitewater. Read his tips below.

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USA Claims Double Gold In SUP Surfing At ISA World Championship

The right-hand break of Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico offered consistent surf for the final day of SUP Surfing as part of the 2015 ISA World StandUp Paddle and Paddleboard Championship presented by Hotel Kupuri. 15-Year-Old Izzi Gomez and 25-Year-Old Sean Poynter showcase youth strength for Team USA by both winning a gold medal.

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FCS SUP Announces Danny Ching Race Gear Giveaway

FCS SUP is giving away an insane pack full of race gear as we kick-off full-throttle into this year’s stand up paddle racing season. What better way to do this than to do a giveaway with one of the most decorated paddlers and our very own FCS SUP athlete, Danny Ching.

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SUP Surfing Delivers Strong Start To 2015 ISA SUP Championships

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Surfing kicked off the week of competition at the 2015 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship Presented by Hotel Kupuri on Monday, May 11 in Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Athletes showcased supreme style to both the spectators in the sand and the world via live webcast.

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Boardworks Announces Stand Up Paddleboard for Women

Boardworks is excited to introduce the Muse, a new stand up paddleboard designed specifically for women. Beautiful and inspiring, the Muse is the perfect all around Stand Up Paddle board for exploring a large variety of waterways from flatwater to surf.

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How To Pick Your SUP Surf Break

In episode four of Sean Poynter’s How-to SUP series, Sean gives us tips on how to choose your SUP surf break. Here are Sean’s tips:

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World's Best Youth Paddlers To Compete In SupFiesta This Weekend

The world’s top young standup paddle athletes are coming to Huntington Beach, California for the sport’s most prestigious youth event.  With seven divisions of age group surf racing, seven divisions of age group sup surfing, and the Junior Pro Invitation sup surfing contest, it is going to be an action packed day of competition.

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FCS Athletes Take Top Honors At Carolina Cup

FCS SUP would like to congratulate Carolina Cup winner Travis Grant and runner-up Danny Ching on a grueling two-plus hour duel between themselves. Inspiring performances in these conditions truly are the cutting edge of the sport of SUP racing. FCS is proud to support all of our athlete ambassadors who diligently work with us to use and abuse our products so that we may improve them year after year.

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How To Stand Up On Your Paddle Board

Episode 3 in SUP Surf Tips with Starboard and FCS SUP athlete Sean Poynter, Sean takes us through the steps on how to stand up on your stand up paddle board. See his tips here.

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Grant and Anderson Conquer The Graveyard At 2015 Carolina Cup

Australia's Travis Grant and New Zealander Annabel Anderson took 1st Place in the Men's and Women's divisions of "The Graveyard" at the 2015 Carolina Cup. In its 5th edition, it is now becoming evident that if this is not the world's largest SUP Race (750+ Racers this year,) it is probably the most technical.

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What To Expect At The 5th Annual Carolina Cup

Tomorrow will be a day to remember. Tomorrow is the biggest day in stand up paddle racing so far this year in 2015. Tomorrow is the 5th Annual Carolina Cup. The Carolina Cup is the largest SUP event on the East Coast of the United States and arguably one of the largest if not the largest SUP events in the world. Here we breakdown the Carolina Cup and what to expect at this year's event.

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Tips On Getting In The Water With Your Paddle Board

SAN DIEGO, California - In the second episode to debut from SUP Surf Tips with stand up paddle surfing expert Sean Poynter, Sean teaches us how to safely get you and your stand up paddle board in and out of the water. See Sean's Tips below:

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Sean Poynter's Day and A Half In Mexico

Perks of being a professional surfer? Getting to travel the world and follow fun swells is on the list for sure. Back in February, Sean Poynter snuck a quick trip down to Baja to surf perfect waves without the crowds of So-Cal. Watch and enjoy.

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How To Put Your Leash String and Leash On Your SUP

Sean Poynter, one of the world’s leading SUP Surf experts, has created a tutorial for the proper way of setting up your leash string on your board, and in addition, he shows us how to correctly put on a leash. Here SUP Surf Tips from Starboard SUP International Athlete, Sean Poynter.

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Behind The Curtain - Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll talks about where he’s at in his life in terms of SUP and ocean life and he also talks in-depth about his SUP gear and his choice of fin set up with his FCS fins. Take a look at the video below and learn a little more than you knew before about the legendary Tom Carroll.

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Kereopa Takes the Lead After Another Win at The Ultimate Waterman

Another sizzling performance by New Zealand surfer Daniel Kereopa has seen him clinch back-to-back disciplines in The Ultimate Waterman driven by Subaru. Kereopa won the longboard discipline Thursday evening. The win, in Kereopa’s double whammy discipline, awarded him 2,000 vital points and catapulted him into the lead with one discipline remaining. Kereopa entered the water today ranked seventh of eight athletes.

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FCS SUP Gear Giveaway

FCS SUP has just announced that they are giving away FREE GEAR! That’s right, free gear! All you have to do to have your chance at winning some gear is to enter your name and email through the FCS SUP Giveaway campaign located on FCS SUP’s Facebook page and like FCS SUP on Facebook.

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Kai Lenny Wins the 2015 Sunset Beach Pro

In a nail-biter of a final, Kai Lenny left it until his last two waves of the final to win the #SunsetBeachPro. In what proved to be testing conditions through the day, the waves turned on for the final heats of what was a dramatic close to the 2015 Sunset Beach Pro.

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Turtle Bay Women's Pro 2015 Event Preview

Now in its third year, the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro has provided a spectacular opening event for the Women’s World Tour, as the best of the best step up to do battle here on Oahu’s fabled North Shore.

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Sunset Beach Pro 2015 Event Preview

It is that time of year again, and the Stand Up World Tour will kick off at the end of next week with the Turtle Bay Women’s Pro, followed by the Sunset Beach Pro on the 10th February out here on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

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FCS SUP's Casper Steinfath Takes Over Paris

Earlier last week, the biggest race of the year in Paris where over 400 participants had gathered to compete in the 5th Annual Nautic SUP Paris Crossing, saw FCS SUP's Casper Steinfath come out as the overall winner of the event.

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2014 SUP Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays! It's time to get something awesome for the SUP'er in your life so here at Supconnect, we have put together a gift guide to help you decide what to get for your lover, mother, brother, sister, friend, or anyone for that matter.

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Top 10 Gift Ideas for SUP Accessories by FCS

The Holidays aren’t right around the corner anymore, they have arrived and holiday shopping is about to commence in full force. The biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to name a few, are days away, so we’ve put together the perfect gift guide of SUP accessories for the SUP’er in your life.

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FCS SUP Athletes Shine Overseas

FCS SUP is proud of our FCS SUP athletes for their amazing accomplishments and endings for the end of the 2014 season on the Standup World Tour.

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Sean Poynter Wins Location X, Morocco

On the final day of competition in Morocco at the 2014 Location X, Sean Poynter took the win, making it two for two in back to back competitions.

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2014 Battle Of The Paddle Delivers

The 2014 Battle of the Paddle happened over the weekend and it was nothing short of amazing. There was excitement, heartbreaks, board-breakage, and more as mother nature provided the event with amazing weather.

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FCS SUP Takes Titles And Crowns

Over the weekend at the 2014 Huntington Beach Pro FCS athletes arrived and conquered. The weekend was action-packed filled with tears, carnage and crowns.

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Izzi Gomez And Connor Baxter Nab SUP World Titles

 At the second to last stop of the Stand Up World Tour and Stand Up World Series at the Huntington Beach Pro, Izzi Gomez and Connor Baxter won their first World Titles with some of the most progressive SUP surfing and racing we’ve ever seen.

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SUPLOGIX Study Of Elite Paddler Travis Grant

SUPLOGIX, a company dedicated to contribute to the progression of  stand up paddle boarding  through scientific study, conducted an electromyography (EMG) analysis of the forward stroke of Travis Grant.

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SUP Surfing With Justin Holland

Justin Holland is a quiet beast, that is, until he gets his toes in the water. He has been releasing a new edits and showing just what he is made of. Watch him shred in the video below.

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Baxter And Anderson Win Again!

At the Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge Connor Baxter and Annabel Anderson came on top over a stacked field of competitors.

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Baxter And Anderson Win Ultimate SUP Showdown

The Ultimate SUP Showdown brought the biggest names in the SUP racing and SUP surfing scene together in one place to compete against each other to see who is the ultimate standup paddler.

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FCS SUP Athletes Win Races And World Records

Once again the FCS SUP team athletes dominate the race scene in fine fashion. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the largest prize purse at a SUP event, back-to-back wins, and world records shattered, all achieved by FCS SUP team riders!

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2nd Jr Pro SUP Fiesta Happens in Just Weeks 

On May 4th 2014, the 2nd Annual Performance Paddling Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta will bring together some of the top youth sup athletes in the world. Read on for the entire scoop!

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Slater Trout Live At Supconnect

This coming Tuesday, April 15, 2014, FCS and Boardworks athlete, Slater Trout, will be doing a live interview at the Supconnect studio in San Diego at noon.

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Slater Trout Off To Great Start In 2014

This weekend at the Surftech Shootout Slater Trout once again took home the win for the Elite Men’s Race Division. Slater also won the US SUP Tour event last weekend in Huntington Beach.

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Nicole Pacelli Wins The Turtle Bay Pro, 2014

Nicole Pacelli has won the first event of the Women's Stand Up World Tour in challenging conditions and a growing swell at Turtle Bay, getting her 2014 World Title campaign off too a good start.

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Canadian Paddler Braves Freezing Conditions To Stay Stoked

LAKE ONTARIO, Canada - Let us introduce you to Cameron McCreath, possibly the most hard-core SUP fan we've encountered. On a monumentally cold day in December, fueled by the stoke of watching the Pipe Masters webcast, he decided to suit up and take on his home break. 

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Champions Choice - Nicole Pacelli's Favorite Fin

SAN DIEGO, California - Fins are one of the most crucial parts of our equipment setup, but we don't always put that much thought into what makes them tick. Without them we'd all be doing 360's on the way down a wave's face - or falling before that happens. This week we asked the new Women's Stand Up World Tour Champion, Nicole Pacelli, about her choice in fin.

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Supconnect Pre-Show for Battle of the Paddle is Today

TODAY IS THE DAY! Supconnect is pleased and excited to bring all of you an exclusive #SupconnectLive Pre-Show Webcast to take a closer look at the Battle of the Paddle, its competitors and current stand up paddle buzz!

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Outdoor Retailer Demo Shows Off SUP Boards & Gear

Yesterday was the Open Air Demo at the Outdoor Retailer summer market where more paddle boards than one can imagine were lined up along the beach for those in attendance to test and try at Pineview Resevoir in Utah. Click "Read More" to see more of the latest SUP gear!

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FCS SUP "Feel The Difference" Contest Continues

The 2012 contest was so successful that FCS SUP is going to continue the fun in 2013!  Spread the word and let everyone know that there is still a chance to win some of the most quality sup gear for FREE!!! ·

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Danny Ching Clinic at Surf Expo with FCS SUP

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There will be fun activities specific to the SUP world this January 10th - 12th at Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida. ·One such event includes a chance to meet and learn from Battle of the Paddle Champion Danny Ching at the FCS SUP booth.

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Poynter Takes 2012 to a New Level

All one has to do is look at the official Sean Poynter website to know that he is quite a talent, and the proof is in the results.  Over the past year of contests, traveling and varied competitions Sean has racked up quite a list of accomplishments.  The most recent of which was being featured on the cover of "SUP International" magazine which just recently hit stands.

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First Ever Attempt to SUP the Gulf Stream

Last weekend watermen Bill Whiddon and Thaddeus Foote attempted the first-ever crossing of the Gulf Stream from the Bahamian Island of Bimini to the shores of Miami Beach, Florida on stand-uppaddlboards (SUPs) to raise awareness of the impacts of plastics in the ocean.  Did they make it?

Travis Grant & Danny Ching Fly on FCS

Travis Grant and Danny Ching are on a roll! ·These two super elite athletes are killing it in the SUP race scene. ·Recently, Travis took first place and Danny was second at the 2012 Quiksilver Waikiki Paddle Festival.  What is interesting is that they both shared something in common during the race!

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FCS Stand Up Paddle Raceboard Bag

FCS SUP shows us the ultimate in mobility & protection for stand up paddle raceboard transportation.  The race bag has been extremely well thought out and is made with high density foam technology for the ultimate care of your board.

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Gerry Lopez GL-1 Stand Up Paddleboard Fin by FCS

FCS & Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. Pipeline, have designed a Tri-quad set which will customize your board by allowing you to switch between a quad & thruster set up. It offers great response & maneuverability for large surf craft which is ideal for SUP & performance longboards. Continue reading for more information.

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Schweitezer, Lenny, and Poynter Unleashed on FCS

Zane Schweitezer claims his first win at the Stand Up Paddle World Surf Tour while his fellow Maui islander, Kai Lenny, claims once again the title of world champion, coming in second place at the last leg of the tour.

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Slater Trout Stand Up Paddle Fin by FCS

FCS introduces their new stand up paddleboard fin, the Slater Trout "All Rounder". Developed in conjunction with SUP wunderkind Slater Trout, this versatile fin will take your paddling to the next level.

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Outdoor Retailer Kicks Off with Open Air Demo

The Outdoor Retailer 2011 Summer Market kicks off with the Open Air Demo, supported by over 150 brands including a strong showing of stand up paddle exhibitors such as Boardworks, Rusty, Rogue and many more.

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FCS Stand Up Paddleboard Day Bag

FCS introduces a day-use bag, specifically designed for stand up paddleboards. A center handle on the middle of the bag solves much of the difficulty in carrying and handling your stand up paddleboard, whether it be a surfing, cross-over, or other types of sup boards.

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Hybrid Cord/Coil Leash by FCS

The hybrid cord/coil leash strikes an excellent balance between reducing drag and tangle. The coil part of the leash helps to keep the leash on top of the stand up paddle surfboard to reduce drag while also functioning as a shock absorber.

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